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Cougars Draw With Taylor After PK in Final Minute

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio. — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s soccer team (5-2-2, 0-0-1 CL) played to a draw with Taylor University (2-4-4, 0-0-1 CL) on Saturday, September 24 at CH4 Stadium in its Crossroads League opener.

MVNU trailed early after Sawyer Watterson put Taylor on the board four minutes into the game. The Cougars kept battling and were given an opportunity to get on the board after a foul in the box. Joshua Sitney took the penalty kick and converted in the 30’ minute to tie the game at 1-1.

Taylor took the lead just two minutes later on a goal from Cam Broadfoot. The Trojans led 2-1 at the half. The score remained the same all throughout the second half until some late game drama arose. With the physicality picking up, MVNU was awarded with another penalty kick with 58 seconds remaining in the game. Sitney took the PK once again and sent it to the top right corner of the net, forcing things to end in a 2-2 draw.

MVNU dominated the shot battle, ending with a 22-9 advantage. Nine of MVNU’s shots were on goal.

What’s Next

MVNU travels to Goshen, Indiana for a contest with Goshen College on September 28. Kick-off is at 7:00pm.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.

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